Though January 1st is a great time for resolving to eat better, exercise more, and make more time for the things we love, any date on the calendar is a great time to resolve to have better oral health. Do you need to schedule your routine dental hygiene visit? Need a new local dentist, or have been away from the dentist and want to restore your smile? Plano, TX Dentist Dr. Mark Sowell can provide the dental services you need.
Oral health is dependent on routine dental care. It’s necessary to visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine cleanings and checkups. Many dental issues, including cavities and gum disease, are found only when dentists are able to perform thorough examinations in a dental office. Regular cleanings including tooth scaling, which removes tartar from your teeth. This can’t be done at home and is important for your teeth and gums. If oral health problems aren’t spotted as early as possible and effectively treated, they can spread and become more serious. They may potentially need more in-depth and expensive care.
You should visit the dentist at least twice a year to:
- Save on future dental costs
- Maintain clean and healthy teeth
- Potentially diagnose gum disease or tooth decay
In addition to maintaining oral health, there are many dental treatments that improve the health as well as the aesthetics of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry procedures not only give you a more beautiful smile, but also contribute to the positive health of your mouth. These procedures include porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening. Teeth that are straight and properly aligned function better and are even easier to brush and floss.
At home oral health is equally as important as routine dental visits. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash are the most important steps in taking care of your teeth and gums. Poor oral health can affect other parts of the body as well. Studies have found correlations between oral health and cardiovascular disease, systemic disease, and prenatal health.
Making a resolution is a great way for both children and adults to kick off better oral health. A healthy and beautiful smile is always in season!
Schedule Your Appointment
Dr. Sowell is accepting new patients in his Plano, TX dental office. Call the office directly or schedule an appointment online.